Casual dress code (flip flops and t-shirts? You betcha!)
These interns had a "Quality" internship - yes, pun intended.
Leah, Organic Prairie Marketing: “The best experiences I had were farm tours, being involved with new product development, and applying my classroom knowledge to Organic Prairie projects. I cannot give credit enough to the Organic Prairie staff as they provided me with an invaluable experience that has been incredible!”
What's up "OV" interns
Learning about farm operations from the experts—The Farmers!
A fun perk to being an OV intern is participating in Farm Tours led by Organic Valley Farmers!
Going on a farm tour works up an appetite...picnic lunch anyone?
During the summer, interns have many opportunities to learn about organics and other topics from one of our pioneers - George our CEO.
Exploring the beautiful Kickapoo River.
Amber, Wellness (HR): “I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for my internship. It not only got my foot in the door for my current position with CROPP, but it taught me skills like interpersonal communication and time management that will help me in my career for years to come. Being an intern at CROPP was one of the best experiences of my life.” (Amber is now a full-time CROPPie!)
Kevin, Global Sales: “Organic Valley focuses on providing work that helps both the individual and the company grow. Knowing that I could impact the future of this business was extremely exciting. I had the flexibility to put my own ideas and thoughts into every project and my daily work. (Kevin is now a full-time CROPPie!)
Canoes: check, Food: check, Fun: check, Canoeing with your boss and new friends: Priceless
Interns canoeing with the C-E-I-E-I-O, George Siemon
Natalie, Sustainability: “My summer responsibilities were incredibly diverse. I could count on knowledgeable, approachable CROPPies to entertain my questions. I feel honored to have worked in a relaxed company where employees believe in their co-op’s mission and are empowered to do independent and innovative work.”
The fun doesn't stop in the Driftless. The interns were also able to enjoy a nice pizza boat cruise on the Mississippi.